DetailsCountry of Origin: China
Region: Yunnan Province
Grade: FTOP (Flowery Tippy Orange Pekoe)
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Excellent fullness with subtle China sweetness. Only produced during March and April, when the mountain air is moist and cool.
Infusion: Bright, with an origin specific character.
Ingredients: Luxury black tea
It is believed throughout the tea world that the Chinese province of Yunnan, which borders Laos, Vietnam, Burma, and Tibet, is the birthplace of the world's first tea plantations.
The environment and altitude of Yunnan province do create an absolutely perfect environment for growing tea. The tea there is grown at very high elevations ranging from 4500-6000 feet above sea level. (Interestingly it is the height that gives the province its name; Yunnan translates into English as South cloud). The altitude, combined with the warmth and humidity of the highlands creates a natural greenhouse that Yunnan tea plants thrive in. Ying Ming Yunnan, like most Yunnan teas is known by its full-bodied and slightly sweet flavor.